Patriarch Kirill: Putin Ally Faces Backlash After ‘Blessing’ War

Pope and several priests appeal to the Russian Orthodox Church leader after he endorsed the Ukraine invasion.

On March 16, Pope Francis held a video meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the 75-year-old leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin.

The head of the Catholic church warned the Russian patriarch against hiding behind religion to justify armed aggression and conquest.


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